At Lawrence University, we pay from original invoices only. Accounts Payable will not accept copies, statements, sales orders, or packing slips. Please contact Accounts Payable for clarification on exceptions for lost invoices or for statements.
When the invoice is mailed directly to Accounts Payable, the Accounts Payable Specialist will send the invoice to the appropriate individual for approval. When the invoice is mailed directly to a Department, the responsible person should review and approve the invoice. This includes signing and dating the invoice, writing the appropriate accounting code (Fund-Organization-Account-Activity), providing a brief description of the expense, noting any special payment/mailing instructions, and paper clipping any items to the invoice that need to be mailed with the check.
Occasionally, Accounts Payable will be asked to pay for a product or service for which no invoice was issued. In these cases, the department should complete a Disbursement Request form, attach appropriate documentation, and forward to Accounts Payable for payment.
If there is an order form, make a copy of the order form and enter the approval information on the copy.
** Important: Please be aware of the payment due date and any discounts available to allow adequate time for the invoice to be processed by Accounts Payable timely.